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#1 xini

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 21:59

Hello and a happy new year.

 

I have spotted a discrepancy between the Staccato Beans in the current grade 5 syllabus and the same piece from 2010.

 

In bar 34 the first LH note is a G in one copy but an F in the most recent. I prefer the G and am 90% sure it's correct. Could anybody confirm this please?

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 23:15

I've looked at the original 8 Pieces in Watercolour from 1996 and it's definitely printed there as a G so I would say that the F in the current syllabus is a misprint. Also G fits much better with the harmony of that bar. biggrin.png


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:35

Brilliant. This forum is great!

Thanks Porilo.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:03

I'm learning this piece.  It wouldn't have occurred to me that the F could be a misprint as the FFG sequence in that bar is the same as in the previous two bars with just the D added so it looks OK to me.  Why wouldn't the exam piece be the correct version and the Watercolours be the version that is the misprint?


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:09

I'm learning this piece.  It wouldn't have occurred to me that the F could be a misprint as the FFG sequence in that bar is the same as in the previous two bars with just the D added so it looks OK to me.  Why wouldn't the exam piece be the correct version and the Watercolours be the version that is the misprint?

 

Good point. I suppose that could be true, but then everyone on Youtube, including Lang Lang and Yundi, is playing it wrongly. I've seen this piece in several books apart from the Watercolours, and it's always printed as a G. blink.png


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 00:05

The plot thickens.  This Youtube video has been made by Peter Lynch, an ABRSM examiner.  It shows the score and I don't know what edition he's using but it's not the same edition as the Watercolours and it's a G in that score too.  Should the Board be contacted for clarification?

 

Can anybody with a quicker ear than me tell whether this snippet from the Board's own sample is a G or an F... https://gb.abrsm.org.../piano-grade-5/


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 00:34

The plot thickens.  This Youtube video has been made by Peter Lynch, an ABRSM examiner.  It shows the score and I don't what edition he's using but it's not the same edition as the Watercolours and it's a G in that score too.  Should the Board be contacted for clarification?

 

Can anybody with a quicker ear than me tell whether this snippet from the Board's own sample is a G or an F... https://gb.abrsm.org.../piano-grade-5/

The ABRSM sample stays on an F.  (Correct link here: https://www.abrsmdow..._&_2018/Grade_5)  I don't know the piece at all, but the G sounds better to me.  

 

Definitely worth someone flagging this with the Board.  


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 00:56

Should the Board be contacted for clarification?

Definitely worth someone flagging this with the Board.

I'm only a student, would it be better if a teacher contacted the Board? Any volunteers?
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:09

I've just had a listen to the CD of the 2009-2010 exam pieces and it indeed is a G played there too.

 

Not sure if I'll get a reply but I have messaged Tan Dun directly, at least then we'll know what the composer wanted!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:48

My money's on the G smile.png.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:13

My money's on the G smile.png.

Mine too, as that's the one in the original but maybe he changed his mind ;)


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:23

Unlikely! And the G definitely sounds better.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:28

I've had the pleasure of meeting Tan Dun twice in London. I always recall meeting him after the performance of his 1997 Symphony with cellist Yo Yo Ma. I'm going with the G too as 6 different editions have the G, but only 1 has F. 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 15:08

Guess I should contact the Board then. Here I go.


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#15 xini

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 16:26

"

Dear [xini],

 

Many thanks for your email. As this note appears different in different versions of the piece our examiners have been informed and either note will be acceptable in the exam. Therefore feel free to choose the one that you feel sounds best.

 

Kind regards,

......."

 

"

Dear [xxx],
 
Many thanks for your reply. I will be happy to encourage my pupils to decide which they prefer as it's rare to have such an opportunity in classical exam music.

If the Board is interested in hearing which was intended by Tan Dun, one of the forum members has contacted the composer to find out the correct note!
 

Regards

....."


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